NBA Betting Lines

The NBA is the world’s premiere professional basketball league based in North America. It was founded in New York City on 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA) but changed to its current National Basketball Association on 1949 after merging with its rival, the National Basketball League (NBL). The league currently has 30 teams (29 in the USA and one in Canada) and is an active participant of USA Basketball and FIBA. [+]

Throughout its history, the NBA has produced some of the finest and most renowned athletes including Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Fans of the National Basketball Association are among the most passionate sports fans in the world. Canadians take part it the excitement by cheering on their lone hoops team – the Toronto Raptors by placing bets on games online or through our local lottery retailers. Every province and territory has outlets where Canadians can place wagers on NBA action from the regular season through to the final series where the world champion is crowned. Canucks love round-ball.

Odds On NBA Games

We compiled the best betting options from sportsbooks on current games across the league. This widget doubles as a schedule and you can view more of this week’s games.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 04 December
FT Orlando Magic 94 - 104 Charlotte Hornets +270 -278 Odds
FT New York Knicks 97 - 115 Indiana Pacers +500 -714 Odds
FT Phoenix Suns 115 - 101 Philadelphia 76ers +400 -588 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 110 - 90 Atlanta Hawks -105 -115 Odds
FT Milwaukee Bucks 100 - 111 Boston Celtics +175 -208 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 113 - 91 Chicago Bulls -455 +325 Odds
FT Wolves 92 - 95 Memphis Grizzlies -145 +125 Odds
FT Warriors 125 - 115 Pelicans -455 +325 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 105 - 122 Dallas Mavericks +125 -125 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 93 - 96 San Antonio Spurs +150 -169 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 69 - 116 Utah Jazz +150 -169 Odds
Tuesday 05 December
FT Phoenix Suns 113 - 126 Toronto Raptors +900 -1111 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 94 - 100 Thunder +295 -345 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 106 - 92 Blazers +225 -233 Odds
Wednesday 06 December
FT Sacramento Kings 95 - 101 Cleveland Cavaliers +725 -909 Odds
FT Chicago Bulls 96 - 98 Indiana Pacers +425 -588 Odds
AOT Atlanta Hawks 106 - 110 Orlando Magic +220 -244 Odds
FT Dallas Mavericks 90 - 97 Boston Celtics +295 -323 Odds
FT Memphis Grizzlies 88 - 99 New York Knicks +115 -119 Odds
FT Warriors 101 - 87 Charlotte Hornets -161 +140 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 100 - 104 Milwaukee Bucks +165 -189 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 114 - 123 Pelicans +180 -222 Odds
FT Miami Heat 105 - 117 San Antonio Spurs +275 -345 Odds
FT Wolves 113 - 107 L.A. Clippers -196 +185 Odds
Thursday 07 December
FT L.A. Lakers 107 - 104 Philadelphia 76ers +330 -345 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 109 - 99 Phoenix Suns -238 +244 Odds
FT Thunder 95 - 100 Brooklyn Nets -244 +250 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 112 - 101 Utah Jazz -238 +220 Odds
Friday 08 December
AOT Chicago Bulls 119 - 111 Charlotte Hornets +375 -556 Odds
FT Warriors 102 - 98 Detroit Pistons -222 +180 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 102 - 106 Indiana Pacers -154 +145 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 103 - 89 Orlando Magic +110 -130 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 116 - 107 Memphis Grizzlies -222 +180 Odds
FT Dallas Mavericks 102 - 109 Milwaukee Bucks +250 -303 Odds
AOT Sacramento Kings 116 - 109 Pelicans +350 -500 Odds
FT Boston Celtics 102 - 105 San Antonio Spurs +125 -135 Odds
Saturday 09 December
Washington Wizards 15:30 L.A. Clippers -130 +128 Odds
Miami Heat 18:00 Brooklyn Nets -135 +125 Odds
L.A. Lakers 19:00 Charlotte Hornets +144 -149 Odds
Orlando Magic 19:30 Atlanta Hawks +167 -179 Odds
Philadelphia 76ers 20:00 Cleveland Cavaliers +240 -256 Odds
New York Knicks 20:00 Chicago Bulls -159 +145 Odds
Utah Jazz 20:30 Milwaukee Bucks +125 -135 Odds
Thunder 21:00 Memphis Grizzlies -189 +175 Odds
San Antonio Spurs 21:00 Phoenix Suns -217 +200 Odds
Houston Rockets 22:00 Blazers -385 +345 Odds
Sunday 10 December
Toronto Raptors 15:30 Sacramento Kings Odds
Boston Celtics 16:00 Detroit Pistons Odds
Denver Nuggets 17:00 Indiana Pacers Odds
Dallas Mavericks 19:00 Wolves Odds
Philadelphia 76ers 19:00 Pelicans Odds
Atlanta Hawks 19:30 New York Knicks Odds

NBA Scores And Standings

Keeping updated with the entire league is crucial when it comes to making good bets. The table here lists every team’s win-loss record but also their points (+) and points against.

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# team P W L + - %
EC - Atlantic Division
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 27 22 5 2818 2633 0.815
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 23 16 7 2570 2397 0.696
3 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 24 13 11 2592 2593 0.542
4 New York Knicks New York Knicks 24 12 12 2491 2487 0.500
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 24 10 14 2625 2677 0.417
EC - Central Division
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 26 18 8 2879 2796 0.692
2 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 24 14 10 2480 2495 0.583
3 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 26 15 11 2817 2786 0.577
4 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 25 14 11 2601 2567 0.560
5 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 24 4 20 2319 2568 0.167
EC - Southeast Division
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 25 14 11 2655 2591 0.560
2 Miami Heat Miami Heat 24 11 13 2405 2501 0.458
3 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 27 11 16 2885 2985 0.407
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 24 9 15 2517 2561 0.375
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 24 5 19 2468 2607 0.208
WC - Northwest Division
1 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 26 15 11 2795 2778 0.577
2 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 25 14 11 2674 2673 0.560
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 24 13 11 2466 2406 0.542
4 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 26 13 13 2683 2581 0.500
5 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 24 11 13 2442 2373 0.458
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 27 21 6 3165 2864 0.778
2 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 24 9 15 2540 2619 0.375
3 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 23 8 15 2414 2477 0.348
4 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 27 9 18 2897 3116 0.333
5 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 25 8 17 2411 2640 0.320
WC - Southwest Division
1 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 23 19 4 2622 2361 0.826
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 26 18 8 2637 2535 0.692
3 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 26 13 13 2845 2872 0.500
4 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 25 8 17 2452 2539 0.320
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 26 7 19 2610 2697 0.269

Bet On NBA Games

Ever since Canadian-born John Naissmith invented the game, Canadians have very fond of basketball. Though we have only one team currently playing in the Association, our knowledge of the sport is remarkable, and many Canadians earn a living playing in the best basketball league in the world south of the border. Betting on b-ball happens on every game as punters bet on game totals, spreads, money line bets, or go for parlay wagers. [+]

Playoff Basketball Betting Online

When the playoffs roll around in the spring, the basketball world focuses in on who will make it to The Finals. Forget where teams place in the regular season – as the online sportsbook lines will show you, anything can happen, and is expected to. Upsets are frequent and lots of money can be made with the simplest bets. Game Total betting is a popular choice among NBA fans, as is spread wagering. Every series has wagers offering great lines that might surprise you. NBA playoffs are the perfect time of year to cash at the sportsbook you belong to.

NBA Finals Betting Odds

The Finals – the climax of the season, boils down to a best-of-seven, winner-take-all series to fight for the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy. Betting odds are available at your sportsbook of choice, and you might find lines moving a little bit before tip-off. Make sure you pinpoint when the lines match what you think will happen, and lay down your wager. Millions of people watch, millions of people bet, and millions of dollars are up for grabs. Bet on the whole series, each individual game, or break it down to quarters within a game, it’s your choice.

Betting on NBA games takes place through sportsbooks in the money line. In this type of bet, you outright pick the winner of an NBA game and your profit is dependent on their price. Prices range from minus numbers indicating favorites or plus numbers indicating underdogs. A price of -500 for example indicates the team is a big favorite and you will have to bet $500 to win back $100. But a price of +200 on the flipside reveals an underdog (an unlikely winner) and $200 will be won on a bet of $100.

Filtering underdogs – Despite the NBA appearing like a very predictable and elitist type of league, it has still been known to produce some competitive games. Upsets still happen on a regular basis although some shrewd gambling and intensive research may be required to properly pick the legitimate underdog threats from the duds. Factors like home and away records, rest (or lack thereof) and key injuries to rosters should all be taken into consideration before placing bets. Don’t be too swayed by the betting numbers.

Cutting through bias - In the NBA, there have only been a handful of successful franchises not unlike its baseball counterpart, the MLB. Teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs have a long track record for success and fans and analysts alike may fall into a group-think mentality of overvaluing them despite statistics or recent developments showing otherwise. On the flipside, some franchises like the Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings have endured hard seasons and may be found at very affordable prices on the betting lines due to constantly being overlooked.

Predicting scores - If laying money on a winner can prove too tricky for you, try playing the team totals (over/unders). For totals, you will bet on whether the total score between the two teams will be over or under the given score. If 205.5 is the provided total, both teams have to put up a combined score either over or under 205.5 depending on your bet.